The National Audubon Society is embarking on an exciting and innovative organizational initiative that provides on-the-job training and learning opportunities to young people of color who are interested in pursuing a career in the environmental and conservation sector. The Audubon Apprentices program is geared for those who are early on in their professional career or currently enrolled in an advanced education in law/graduate school program. Selected individuals will be given the opportunity to serve in professional positions for 12 months that advance Audubon’s mission and contribute to critical work occurring within organizational functions such as science, fundraising/development, marketing, outreach, communications, and finance.
Apprentices will be guided by a dedicated program manager who will work closely with the host department or team to ensure the success of the individual and provide training, collaborative learning opportunities and other career readiness services to lead to the eventual placement of a longer-term job placement in the field.
Reporting to Audubon’s Discovery Center Education Manager, the Volunteer/Community Engagement Apprentice will be an active contributor to the Audubon Pennsylvania team, with special focus on the Discovery Center and Philadelphia-based programs. The Apprentice will work with other Audubon Pennsylvania Discovery Center staff to adapt existing methodologies deployed in other locations for executing on short- and longer-team projects related to the Discovery Center and Philadelphia.
Candidates should also include a cover letter when applying to this position.
Now in its second century, Audubon is dedicated to protecting birds and other wildlife and the habitat that supports them. Audubon’s mission is engaging people in bird conservation on a hemispheric scale through science, policy, education and on-the-ground conservation action. By mobilizing and aligning its network of Chapters, Centers, State and Important Bird Area programs in the four major migratory flyways in the Americas, the organization will bring the full power of Audubon to bear on protecting common and threatened bird species and the critical habitat they need to survive. And as part of BirdLife International, Audubon will join people in over 100 in-country organizations all working to protect a network of Important Bird Areas around the world, leveraging the impact of actions they take at a local level. What defines Audubon’s unique value is a powerful grassroots network of nearly 500 local chapters, 23 state offices, 41 Audubon Centers, Important Bird Area Programs in 50 states, and 700 staff across the country. Audubon is a federal contractor and an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE).
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